Missing persons photo of Melinda Gladys Charles.

The discovery of a missing woman’s body has turned a Deschambeault Lake and Stanley Mission area missing persons file has become a major crimes investigation.

Melinda Gladys Charles, 47, was reported missing on Thursday night, and the RCMP is now confirming reports she had been found deceased.

Charles’ death is being considered suspicious, and Mounties in the area are getting help from the RCMP Major Crimes Unit as they investigate further.

There are no further details available at this time, but MBC has contacted the RCMP for more information.